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Field Aircraft Services

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Sept. 1946.
Sept 1953.
May 1957.
December 1957.

Aeronautical engineers, of Croydon and of 72 Wigmore Street, London W.1

Previously Rollason Aircraft Service.

1938 Hunting acquired a minority shareholding in Rollasons and increased its stake to a majority in 1939.

WWII Manufactured airframe components for a variety of military aircraft at Croydon and at a new factory in Llanberis in North Wales.

1941 Hunting took complete control of Rollasons, changing its name to Field Air Services.

1943 See Field Consolidated Aircraft Services.

1946 Name changed.

By 1953 the company was the aircraft maintenance unit of Hunting Group; carried out work for Hunting Air Travel and external customers[1]

1953 Hunting-Clan Air Holdings Ltd formed as a JV between Hunting and Clan Line; it took over Hunting Air Transport Ltd and Field Aircraft Services Ltd, which had its headquarters at Croydon[2]

1961 Aeronautical engineers. 1,000 employees.

1966 Field Aircraft Services and Royston Instruments of Byfleet established a service for reading Midas flight data recorders at Heathrow[3]

1966 Contract from Lockheed to service 4 C-130 aircraft used for the copper lift from Zambia[4]

1968 Hunslet air tug chosen by BOAC to handle its 747s[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 29, 1953
  2. The Times, Oct 14, 1953
  3. The Times, Jun 24, 1966
  4. The Times, Oct 13, 1966
  5. The Times, Sep 16, 1968